NJPW G1 Climax 28 Finals Results (8/12)

Tomoaki Honma, Togi Makabe & Michael Elgin vs Yuji Nagata, Shota Umino & Ayato Yoshida

The 6-man tag match started off with a brawl. Elgin broke up a pinfall but was quickly thrown out of the ring. Honma took control of the match and connected with a headbutt as the crowd cheered. Elgin hopped up on the apron and hit Shota with a couple of chops to the chest.

Elgin blocked a roll-up attempt and hit another ridiculous chop that echoed throughout the arena. Shota went for a Dropkick but Elgin held up on the ropes and Shota fell to the canvas. Shota crawled to the corner and tagged in Yuji Nagata. Nagata booted Honma off the ring apron and then delivered a few kicks to Elgin’s chest in the middle of the ring.

Nagata went for a boot but Elgin blocked it and connected with an Enziguri. Togi Makabe tagged in and beatdown Nagata in the corner with a few punches to the face. Nagata battled back and connected with an Exploder Suplex. Ayato Yoshida tagged in and booted Makabe in the back for a two count.

Makabe hit a Clothesline and went for the cover but it was broken up at two. Togi followed it up with a Knee Drop off the top rope for the pinfall victory.

Winners: Tomoaki Honma, Togi Makabe & Michael Elgin

Bad Luck Fale vs Toa Henare

Henare started off the match in control and then went for a Splash in the corner. Fale caught him by the throat but Toa broke free and connected with a headbutt. Henare climbed to the top rope and connected with a Crossbody for a two count. Henare went for a Samoan Drop but failed to lift Fale up. Fale connected with a Clothesline and followed it up with the Bad Luck Fall for the quick pinfall victory.

Winner: Bad Luck Fale

CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto) vs. SUZUKI-GUN (Taichi & Takashi Iizuka) 

Iizuka attacked Yoshi-Hashi and Goto from behind with a steel chair to start off the match. Hashi battled back with a Hurricanrana and then beatdown Taichi in the corner of the ring. Iizuka then got into the match and removed his muzzle and started biting everyone. Yoshi finally was able to battle back and tag in Goto.

Goto hit Iizuka with a boot to the chest and then hit a Belly to Back Suplex that sent Taichi flying onto Iizuka. Goto then planted Iizuka with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Taichi got in the match and booted Goto in the arm. Taichi took his time and laughed at Goto, which allowed Goto to hit another Belly to Back Suplex.

Yoshi-Hashi tagged in and draped Taichi across the top rope. Yoshi then delivered a Dropkick to his back and went for a cover but Taichi was able to kick out at two. They then traded chops and Taichi resorted to a low blow. Yoshi regrouped and connected with a Clothesline. Taichi connected with a boot to Yoshi-Hashi’s face and followed it up with a Clothesline for a two count. Taichi then connected with a kick to the face and followed it up with a Powerbomb for the pinfall victory.

Winners: Taichi & Takashi Iizuka

Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Cody & Hangman Page

Hangman Page and David Finlay started off the match by locking up in the middle of the ring. The two traded shots and had a staredown. Page backed away to the corner and tagged in Cody. Juice Robinson tagged in as well and Cody started doing pushups and then posed in the ring.

Juice hit Cody with a couple of Arm Drags and then a Dropkick to the face. Finlay tagged and planted Cody with a Bulldog and then knocked Page off the ring apron. Cody spit his gum in Finlay’s face and then got out of the ring. Finlay ran after him and then got distracted by Hangman Page. Cody snuck up behind Finlay and threw him to the floor by his hair.

Back in the ring, Hangman Page tagged in and hit Finlay with a Fallaway Slam for a near fall. Cody got back into the match and stomped on Finlay’s chest. Finlay battled out of the corner as Page tagged back in. Hangman brought Finlay back to the corner and quickly tagged Cody back into the match.

Cody perched Finlay up on the top rope but Finlay battled back with a headbutt. Finlay then leaped off the turnbuckle and connected with an uppercut. Juice and Hangman tagged in and Robinson connected with a massive Clothesline. Juice made his way to the top rope and hit a Crossbody for a near fall.

Juice trapped both Cody and Page in the corner and hit them with a Splash. Juice followed it up with a Cannonball onto both of them but Page battled back with a forearm to the face. Cody planted Juice with a Powerslam and then Hangman delivered a Shooting Star Press for a two count.

Cody tagged in as Hangman took out Finlay with a Lariat. Cody and Juice then traded jabs and Cody got the upper-hand with a Disaster Kick out of nowhere. Juice shrugged it off and went for Pulp Friction but Cody countered and slammed Juice to the canvas for the pinfall victory. After the match, Cody called for the microphone as the crowd chanted “Cody!”. Cody draped Juice’s US Title over his own shoulder and vowed to become the next United States Champion. Cody added that Juice is nothing but a bad Kairi Sane impression.

Winners: Cody & Hangman Page

Bullet Club Elite (Young Bucks & Marty Scurll) vs. Bullet Club OG (Tanga Loa, Tama Tonga & Taiji Ishimori)

This match was turned into a title match just before it started. The match started out in a brawl that spilled out of the ring. Tama launched Nick Jackson into the barricade surrounding the ring as Scurll beatdown Ishimori on the entrance ramp. Nick then flipped onto Ishimori and the action returned to the ring.

Tama hit Matt Jackson with a few punches to the face and followed it up with a Suplex for a two count. Tanga tagged in and held Matt up for several seconds in a Vertical Suplex. Tanga finally dropped him and went for the cover but Matt kicked out at two.

Ishimori tagged in and continued the beatdown for a bit before Tama tagged back in. Tama knocked Marty off the ring apron and brought Matt to the corner of the ring. Matt finally was able to battle back and hit Ishimori with a Spear. Tama knocked Nick and Marty off the ring apron before Matt could tag out of the match. Matt hit a Clothesline and tagged in Nick just as he got back up on the ring apron.

Nick hit Tanga with a Bulldog and Tama with a Clothesline at the same time. Nick then booted Ishimori in the face and Taiji fell to the floor outside the ring. Matt hit Tama with a Swanton and Nick went for the cover but Tama kicked out at two. Nick tried to boot Tama in the face but he ducked and he accidentally hit Matt. Matt shrugged it off and hit Tama with a Superkick and all three men fell to the canvas.

Marty Scurll and Ishimori tagged in and traded shots in the middle of the ring. Ishimori bounced off the ropes and hit an awesome kick to the side of Scurll’s face. Ishimori then hung up Scurll in the ropes and hit a ridiculous sliding German Suplex for a two count. Scurll applied the Chicken Wing in the middle of the ring as the Young Bucks locked in Sharpshooters on Tama and Tanga at the same time.

Nick took out Tama and Tanga with a flip off the top rope. The Young Bucks and Marty Scurll all then leaped onto Ishimori at the same time. Scurll went for the cover but Ishimori somehow was able to kick out at the last second. Tama tagged in and was greeted with a Superkick to the face. Scurll got distracted with Tanga and Tama took advantage and hit Scurll with a Gun Stun to become the new champs.

Winners: Bullet Club OG (Tanga Loa, Tama Tonga & Taiji Ishimori)

Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI) vs SUZUKI-GUN (Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado)

The match started out in a massive brawl outside the ring. Suzuki attacked Naito and tried to hit him with a chair but the referee stopped it. Suzuki and Naito then both grabbed chairs and started trash talking with each other. The referee to the chairs from them and they both started slapping each other in the face. Suzuki grabbed Naito’s head and slammed into a table next to the ring.

Back in the ring, Suzuki threw Naito into the turnbuckle. Suzuki then booted Naito in the face and applied a Knee Bar in the corner of the ring. Naito broke free but Suzuki kneed him in the ribs. El Desperado tagged in and shoved his boot in Naito’s face in the corner of the ring.

Suzuki trapped Naito in an Arm Bar on the apron while the referee was distracted. Sabre Jr. tagged in and continued the beatdown of Naito. Naito battled back with an Enziguri and then followed it up with a Neckbreaker. EVIL tagged in and Zack greeted him with an Abdominal Stretch. EVIL quickly broke free and connected with a Senton for a two count.

Sabre knocked EVIL to the mat by tripping him up and then delivered a couple of kicks to his chest. EVIL battled back with a kick of his own but Sabre quickly applied a Wrist Lock. EVIL countered into a Fisherman’s Buster and then tagged in BUSHI. Kanemaru tagged in at the same time.

SANADA got into the match and a brawl broke out once again. Desperado hit SANADA with a Spear and then Kanemaru hit Deep Impact and went for the cover but it was broken up at two. Another brawl broke out and SANADA and Kanemaru were left in the ring. SANADA quickly picked up the submission victory via the Skull End but the brawl continued after the match. Suzuki went nuts after the match and started attacking everyone in sight.

Winners: Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI)

 CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano & Jay White) vs Bullet Club Elite (Kenny Omega, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens)

Jay White and Chase Owens started off the match. White applied a Headlock but Owens escaped and countered into a Wrist Lock. White and Owens then traded Hammerlocks in the middle of the ring. Jay got the upper-hand and hit Owens with a few chops to the chest.

Owens battled back with a boot to the face that knocked White to the canvas. White tagged in Yano and Toru wanted nothing to do with getting the ring. The crowd cheered him on and Yano finally got into the ring. Takahashi tagged in and Yano greeted him with an inverted Atomic Drop.

Yano got trapped in the corner and Takahashi connected with a boot to the face. Kenny Omega tagged in and asked Chase to put his boot on the rope. Omega then slammed Yano’s face into it and tagged in Chase Owens. Chase quickly tagged Omega back in and Kenny jogged around Yano and tagged Owens back in.

Yujiro then tagged in for a second before tagging Omega back in. Kenny jogged around Yano once again and then a brawl broke out in the ring. Yano finally was able to tag Tomohiro Ishii into the match. Ishii hit Omega with a Powerslam and then a shoulder tackle to Chase Owens.

Ishii and Omega traded shots for a moment but Chase got into the ring and booted Ishii in the face. Owens tagged in and delivered a running knee to Ishii’s face for a two count. Omega and Takahashi attacked Ishii but Yano and White broke it up. Ishii Clotheslined Owens for a two count but Owens battled back with a Superkick but Ishii wouldn’t go down. Ishii hit Owens with a headbutt but Chase bounced off the ropes and hit a massive Clothesline for a near fall. Ishii hit a Clothesline of his own and followed it up with a Brainbuster for the pinfall victory.

After the match, Ishii challenged Kenny Omega for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.

Winners: CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano & Jay White)

Rey Mysterio Jr., KUSHIDA & Sengoku Enbu vs. CHAOS (SHO, YOH & Kazuchika Okada)

Okada and Mysterio started off the match as the crowd chanted “619!”. Mysterio hit Okada with a Hurricanrana and then a Dropkick. Mysterio went for the 619 but Okada got out of the way just in time. Sho and Kushida then tagged into the match and went back and forth for a bit. Kushida applied an Arm Bar in the middle of the ring and then a brawl broke out. Okada tried to remove Enbu’s mask but failed to do so.

Back in the ring, Yoh tagged in and trapped Kushida in a Waist Lock. Yoh slammed Kushida into the turnbuckle and tagged Sho back in. Sho slammed Kushida to the canvas and hit him with a Dropkick. Kushida battled back with a flying elbow and tagged Sengoku Enbu in.

Enbu hit a few Hip Attacks and then avoided Sho’s attempt at a Dropkick. Enbu connected with a Bulldog and followed it up with a sloppy looking Moonsault for a two count. Enbu applied an Ankle Lock but Sho was able to escape. Enbu went for a Hip Attack again but Sho countered into a German Suplex.

Okada tagged in and stomped on Enbu several times while he was down on the mat. Okada followed it up with a DDT for a near fall. Enbu dodged the Rainmaker and connected with a Hip Attack. Mysterio tagged back in and hit Okada with a Dropkick for a two count. Rey went for a Crossbody but Okada caught him and set up for a Tombstone. Rey escaped but Okada planted him with a Flapjack.

Yoh got in the match and delivered a Falcon Arrow to Mysterio for a two count. Mysterio and Yoh traded roll-ups but Sho got into the ring and hit Rey with a Backbreaker. Rey battled back and hit Yoh with a DDT and then set them both up for the 619. Okada broke it up with a Dropkick. Enbu and Kushida then took out Sho and Okada outside the ring.

Back in the ring, Yoh and Mysterio traded shots. Mysterio got the upper-hand and connected with the 619. Rey followed it up with a springboard Splash for the pinfall victory.

Winners: Rey Mysterio Jr., KUSHIDA & Sengoku Enbu

G1 Climax Final: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Kota Ibushi

The crowd was electric as the bell rang to start the match. Ibushi and Tanahashi locked up in the middle of the ring. Tanahashi got the upper-hand and brought Ibushi to the canvas and applied a Waist Lock. Ibushi got to the ropes to break up the hold and the two locked up again in the center of the ring.

Tanahashi once again got the better of the exchange and trapped Ibushi in a Headlock. Ibushi tried to break free but Tanahashi didn’t let go. Ibushi countered and applied Headscissors in the middle of the ring. Tanahashi countered into a Headlock and Ibushi screamed in agony.

Kota battled to his feet but Hiroshi decked him with a shoulder tackle. Ibushi hopped right up and knocked Tanahashi to the canvas. Tanahashi got back up and Ibushi threw him into the turnbuckle. Tanahashi exploded out of the corner and connected with a Dropkick to Ibushi’s knee.

Tanahashi then went after Ibushi’s knee and stomped on it a few times. Tanahashi locked in a Triangle Scorpion submission hold but Ibushi quickly grabbed the bottom rope to break the hold. Ibushi connected with a jumping kick to the face that sent Tanahashi tumbling to the mat.

Ibushi followed it up with a Powerslam and then a springboard Moonsault off the second rope for a two count. Ibushi sold the knee as he made his way back to his feet and tried to lift up Tanahashi. Hiroshi escaped but Ibushi connected with a Dropkick that sent Tanahashi out of the ring.

Kota caught Tanahashi with a Double Stomp as he was on the apron and caught him in the face as well during the move. Back in the ring, Tanahashi caught a kick from Ibushi and countered into a Dragon Screw that sent Ibushi flying across the ring. Tanahashi hit Ibushi with a Dropkick in the corner but Kota shrugged it off and hit a Double Stomp to Tanahashi’s back.

Tanahashi hit another Dropkick and then made his way to the top rope. Ibushi caught him but Tanahashi countered into a Slingblade. Tanahashi then delivered another Dropkick to Ibushi int he corner of the ring. Ibushi and Tanahashi then traded shots as the crowd chanted at each impact.

Ibushi sent Tanahashi to the apron and then caught him in the ropes. Ibushi then delivered a painful looking Piledriver for a two count as 15 minutes have elapsed in the match. Tanahashi battled with back to back Dragon Screws and then locked in the Cloverleaf in the middle of the ring.

Kota reached for the ropes but Tanahashi brought him back to the center of the ring. Ibushi fought through the pain as Omega cheered him on and Kota finally was able to grab the bottom rope to break the hold. Tanahashi remained on the attack and brought Ibushi to the apron.

Tanahashi then grabbed Kota’s knee and delivered another Dragon Screw that sent Kota out of the ring. Tanahashi climbed to the top rope and connected with Crossbody outside the ring. Tanahashi rolled back into the ring as the referee started counting. Ibushi got back into the ring and hit Tanahashi with a Hurricanrana.

Tanahashi then tumbled out of the ring and Kota hit a beautiful springboard Moonsault off the top rope. Back in the ring, Ibushi connected with a springboard Dropkick and then slapped himself in the face to get fired up. Ibushi perched Tanahashi on the top turnbuckle and set up for a Superplex. Tanahashi knocked Ibushi to the apron but Kota quickly leaped back up and connected with a Frankensteiner from the top rope for another near fall.

Kota connected with a Belly to Back Suplex and went for the cover but Tanahashi was able to kick out at the last moment. Kota went for a knee to the face but Tanahashi countered into a roll-up for a two count. Ibushi got right back up and connected with the knee to the face this time.

Ibushi made his way back to his feet but Tanahashi greeted him with a left hand to the face. Kota hit a few massive palm strikes to Tanahashi’s chest and face and then booted him to the corner of the ring. Tanahashi got fired up and shrugged off Kota’s strikes and drove him into the corner of the ring.

They then traded strikes to the face and neither would back down. Tanahashi connected with a strike but Kota spun around and decked Tanahashi with a massive Clothesline. The energy in the arena was incredible as both men were down on the canvas. Ibushi and Tanahashi pressed their heads against each other and traded shots from their knees.

Kota connected with a forearm to the face but Tanahashi came right back with a forearm of his own. Tanahashi powered to his feet and punched Ibushi in the face. Kota shook it off and hit another forearm to Tanahashi’s face. Back and forth we go and both refused to back down. Tanahashi hit a flurry of uppercuts but Kota responded with a palm strike. Tanahashi hit a Slingblade for a near fall and followed it up with a straight-jacket German Suplex for a two count.

Tanahashi climbed to the top rope and leaped off but Kota got his knees up at the last second. Ibushi slowly got up and delivered a knee to the back of Tanahashi’s head. Ibushi then connected with a Moonsault into a Double Knees into Tanahashi’s midsection. Kota followed it up with a Lawn Dart that sent Tanahashi face-first into the turnbuckle.

Ibushi hit a ridiculous German Suplex from the apron into the ring and followed it up with the Last Ride but Tanahashi somehow kicked out at two. Kota hit another German Suplex for a near fall and then Tanahashi hit a Dragon Suplex out of nowhere for a two count. Tanahashi quickly made his way to the top rope and hit the High Fly Flow. Tanahashi went back to the top rope and hit another one as Ibushi was standing. Tanahashi went back up to the top rope and hit a third High Fly Flow for the pinfall victory.

G1 Climax Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi